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GOLDEN NUGGETS TO AID IN GROWTH Aug 29, 2006
This review is being written as I wanted to tell others what a valuable book - I have found IRONS IN THE FIRE to be. This book contains deep Truths that are written in brief short teachings - yet are easy to understand which I feel makes for a great tool to aid in our growth in the Lord.
For many years I have been praying for a family member who as a child had a bad experience which had blocked spiritual growth. As a child - in those formidable years, when his mother was ill, he was sent to stay with an uncle who was stern as well as an off balance legalistic preacher. This man must have frightened this child causing a fear of spiritual teachings and "religious" people. Because this book I feel is anointed to help others grow - I gave this man IRONS IN THE FIRE to read. I am happy to share - that the some of the golden nuggets he gleaned from this book have been instrumental in his new growth. I feel much has to do with the down to earth - short teachings contained where one can read a few pages - put the book down - and get great benefit. Then when one has time - can pick it up again and be uplifted. The book is positive - sort of a "you can do it book" - a Cheerleader - full of encouragement to say "keep on keeping on !!
a wonderfully different kind of devotional Aug 16, 2006
Irons In The Fire, by Ann Doupont, is not your average devotional book. Unlike most that I have read, it is a journey through the author's own life experiences, blended into scriptural truths that meet every one of us on a day by day basis.
The book is easily styled for short devotional readings, but can also be read through as an inspirational book. I chose to read it as a devotional, because there is something completely new and different in each reading.
Ann confronts multiple aspects of our Christian walk that are profoundly significant, but in her usual manner of conversational demeanor. Every entry is in some way a journaling of her own personal experience, whether it be struggle or victory, bringing a very personal and vulnerable element into each reading.
One particular morning,I was led to open this book at random. The page I opened to was entitled 'No Mourning in the Morning',which, I knew as soon as my eyes fell upon the page, was God's specific answer to my prayer earlier that day for His encouragement.
Irons in the Fire is interesting and engaging, while still being thought provoking and challenging. I feel it is a devotional that can be read again and again, with something new gained with each reading.